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Theodoros Angelopoulos (1935–2012)


Theo Angelopoulos began to study law in Athens but broke up his studies to go to the Sorbonne in Paris in order to study literature. When he had finished his studies, he wanted to attend the School of Cinema at Paris but decided instead to go back to Greece. There he worked as a journalist and critic for the newspaper "Demokratiki Allaghi" until it... See full bio »

Died:

(age 76) in Piraeus, Greece

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Known For

Topio stin omichli
(1988)
Eternity and a Day
(1998)
To vlemma tou Odyssea
(1995)

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 2012 Mundo Invisível (segment "Céu Inferior")
 1998 Eternity and a Day (as Theo Angelopoulos)
 1995 Lumière et compagnie (Documentary) (as Theo Angelopoulos)
 1983 Capitali culturali d'Europa (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1981 Oi reporters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1977 Oi kynigoi
 1975 O thiasos
 1972 Days of 36
 1970 Anaparastasi
 1968 Ekpombi (Short)
 1965 Peripeteies me tous Forminx (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Theo Angelopoulos | Thodoros Angelopoulos | Théo Angelopoulos | TheoAngelopoulos
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Personal Quote:

In Taxidi sta Kythira (1984) the voyage is really a reworking of the myth of the Return of Odysseus according to a myth which preceded Homer. Similar to Dante's version, there is a pre-Homeric version that Odysseus set sail again after reaching Ithaca. So the film becomes more a leaving than a homecoming. I have a soft spot for the ancient writings. There really is nothing new. We are all just ... See more »

Trivia:

Former student at L'IDHEC (La FEMIS). He had to leave after only 1 year because of aesthetic disagreements with his teachers, who didn't support his interest in shooting sequences in one long take. Ironically, he later became famous for exactly this style of filmmaking. See more »

Trademark:

Often shoots with rainy, wintry and moody weather in provincial Greece See more »

Nickname:

Theo

Star Sign:

Taurus

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